Residents unite in wear a mask campaign
Members of the Haringey community are uniting to urge fellow residents to wear a mask and do the right thing to keep each other safe as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Launched by Haringey Council, the #wearamask campaign video features messages from people from across the community, who are all calling on fellow residents to wear a mask to protect their community, their loved ones, and the NHS.
The video features messages from David Lammy MP, Catherine West MP, the Leader of the Council, Metropolitan Police and local organisations including, Jacksons Lane, Fashion Enter, Wise Thoughts, Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project, Public Voice and 306 Collective.
The video also includes a message from Haringey resident Ken Essex, who turned 100 this year and has raised over £18,000 for Moorfields Eye charity through his 10km walk – on wearing a mask he says, “it’s simple” – whilst 8 Year old Eliza Chughtai says she wears her mask to ‘help her friends’.
Coronavirus usually spreads by droplets through the air from coughs, sneezes and speaking. Scientific evidence shows that when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets.
Wearing a mask, social distancing, washing hands and getting a test if you need one are all vital life-saving messages and the community is helping us to share this far and wide.
The concerns around a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic remain a very real threat and, the risk to health, particularly for our most vulnerable people, remains very high, particularly as we approach the winter months when the NHS is already swamped.
We encourage residents to spread the word by sharing their own videos to their communities, friends, neighbours and loved ones, sharing messages about who they are wearing their masks for – together we can save lives.
Dr Will Maimaris, interim Director of Public Health at Haringey Council, said:
“It is no secret that we are seeing coronavirus cases rise again, across London and in Haringey – we must all work together to protect each other and keep each other safe.
I want to thank residents for their amazing effort so far, wearing a mask is one of the things we can do to protect each other, along with regularly washing hands and social distancing. It is proven to help reduce infection rate by reducing the spread of water droplets in the air.
“This is for everyone’s sake and will also ensure that businesses, school, parks and more can remain open in the long run, to ensure we have a thriving economy and avoid a local lockdown.
“Together we can make a difference in stopping a second wave in Haringey and help to save lives and livelihoods.”
If you need support at this time or if you want to volunteer to support the community, please visit our Haringey Giving page for more information.
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